Cancer always happens to other people. When you are 67 and fit – playing tennis every Saturday, training for a 5K, taking 20-mile bike rides – it’s the last thing you expect a doctor to say when you think you simply have a bad cough. Lee Warnick found himself in that situation in August of 2017. Within hours of going to Patient First thinking he might have pneumonia, Lee and his wife Kim found themselves at the hospital. When an oncologist came into the ER talking about necrotic tissue, the reality struck. This time it wasn’t happening to someone else.
Through the ups and downs of treatment, failed treatment, worsening symptoms, and more, Lee understood that there is a plan for each of us. He came here to earth to receive a body, to learn gospel truths, to walk by faith and to ultimately return to his heavenly home, through the grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He and his wife built a strong family through the principles and ordinances available in the Church.
Lee’s life of service to the community and, most importantly, his honorable role as a father and husband were successful and significant because of the principles and truths he learned as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His family knows they will see him again. Meanwhile, they work to follow Lee’s example to build the Lord’s kingdom on earth, to share the truths that enrich their lives with others, and to serve and honor their Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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